Beijing: In a major milestone for China, who is battling with the pandemic COVID-19, the country did not report new cases on Thursday for the first time since the outbreak. However, imported cases continue to trigger the crisis.
“There were no new cases in Wuhan — the central city where the virus first emerged in December — for the first time since authorities started publishing figures in January,” according to the National Health Commission.
But cases coming up from abroad is a major concern for the country when about 20,000 people fly into China every day.
On Wednesday, Hubei authorities announced they were partially opening its borders to allow healthy people from low-risk areas to leave the province if they have jobs or residences elsewhere. This also excludes Wuhan.